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Campos, R.C. (2013). Conceptualization and Preliminary Validation of a Depressive Personality Concept. Psychoanal. Psychol., 30(4):601-620.

(2013). Psychoanalytic Psychology, 30(4):601-620

Conceptualization and Preliminary Validation of a Depressive Personality Concept

Rui C. Campos, Ph.D.

This paper proposes a depressive personality organization—a unique set of traits. It proposes a psychodynamic and psychiatric operationalization and reports on a preliminary validation through the construction of a questionnaire and the investigation of its psychometric properties in three nonclinical samples and a clinical sample of depressed patients. Preliminary results support the validity of the instrument and the underlying theoretical conceptualization of a depressive personality.

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